Sunday, April 08, 2012

C25K week 2 begins - RFS Week 2

Happy Easter!

Let me start with yesterday's weigh in, I was up 1lb. I knew that was coming with no tracking.

I also know it could have been worse but my 3 workouts helped that I believe.

For this week I armed myself with a few things to get me back on track.

A new tracker with my own sticker. Intention is what I need as in be purposeful and take control.

I have no issues getting all my water in at home as I usually fill my Sigg 1L then pour it into a glass with straw. Every Saturday morning I go to Starbucks before weigh in and I've been eyeing this cup. After WI this week I went back and they had two left on the shelf so I bought one for home and one for work. One fill is a little over 3 cups. I've refilled it 3 times today.

A mini journal, I'm definitely an emotional eater and I want to start writing before I nibble. I could use my tracker but I don't keep that front and center on my desk. So I thought this can sit in eye shot and it's fun. Plus I keep a paper journal on top of the blog and to haul my normal journal back and forth to camp is can take up space needed for something else. I don't want to leave a journal in my camp room. So this little guy will travel back and forth with me to note when I feel snacky and to figure out why plus act as journal when I need to get something out.

Today I started week 2 of C25K and did run 1 today. It wasn't a pretty run. I had breakfast beforehand and wonder if I ran too soon. When I get up at camp in the morning to go to the gym I just have a swig of G2 and then go workout. I have breakfast afterwards. I also had my Iphone in the pocket of Addidas hoody. The pocket is more like a kangaroo pocket and the phone bouncing was not fun. However I did it. My time is longer as I was half a block away from house when cool down ended so I just kept the garmin on.

36:47min, 2.56 miles, Avg pace 14.21, Max pace 9.55 (which is faster then I do on the treadmill), calories burned 207. Now on Friday when I went to the gym and did C25K wk 1 day 3 I forgot to wear the HR monitor but it still estimated my calories burned at 233. Today I wore the HR monitor so I know the estimating is off.

Now my week is a little different this week. On Friday I need to be in Fort McMurray for a meeting. Instead of flying home on Thurs only to be up early and back to the airport on Friday morning I'm going to take the 2hr bus ride from site to Fort Mac and stay overnight in a hotel. The good part about that is I get to sleep in as the meeting doesn't start till noon. The 2hr bus ride isn't so bad as I usually fall asleep on coaches. Now the challenge will be eating in a restaurant the day before weigh in. I don't land in Calgary till 8pm on Friday. However I am up to the challenge.

Hope you all have a great week, I'll blog when I can.



Maren said...

I think that having a journal is a great idea. It raises accountability if you just stick to it!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

For me, drinking water out of straw makes it much easier to drink a lot... I don't know why but I can easily drink double my water intake goal.

Is that why you use a straw too? Or am I just weird? =)

Anyway, great job with the C25K!!!

Good luck with week 3!

Jillian said...

The idea of a small journal that you can carry with you is a great one! I hope that you managed to navigate the restaurant eating without a problem while on your trip. Good luck at weigh in!

Raeesa Samizdat said...

Journal is a great idea, especially if you're trying to figure out what triggers snacking: boredom, frustration, fatigue, anxiety. Good luck for upcoming week!